Stratford softball uses three-run first to knock off Assumption
Kiana Weiler tosses complete-game five-hitter
By Paul Lecker
STRATFORD — Casey Kolbeck and Kaylee Geiger each drove in a pair of runs to lead the Stratford softball team to a 4-1 win over Wisconsin Rapids Assumption in a Marawood Conference South Division game Monday at Hilgemann Field.
Kolbeck had a two-run double, and Geiger followed that up with a solo home run in a three-run first that put the Tigers (17-4, 9-1 Marawood South) ahead for good.
Erin Sullivan had two hits and drove in the only run with a single in the seventh for Assumption (9-5, 6-4 Marawood South).
Geiger added an RBI single in the third to provide the Tigers with their final run.
Kiana Weiler earned the win for Stratford, scattering five hits. She did not strike out or walk a batter.
Stratford is off until Friday when it plays at Pittsville.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Tigers 4, Royals 1
Assumption 000 000 1 – 1 5 0
Stratford 301 000 x – 4 6 0
WP: Kiana Weiler. LP: Megan Buntrock.
SO: Buntrock 1; Weiler 0. LP: Buntrock 2; Weiler 0.
Top hitters: A, Erin Sullivan 2×3, RBI; Taylor Nelson 2B. S, Casey Kolbeck 2B, 2 RBIs; Kaylee Geiger 2×3, HR, 2 RBIs.
Records: Assumption 9-5, 6-4 Marawood South; Stratford 17-4, 9-1 Marawood South.